Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 6:00pm
310 Chestnut Ave.
Carlton, MN 55718
[Carlton, Minnesota] – On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Carlton County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Carlton County Sheriff’s Department lobby at 317 Walnut Avenue. (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com.
The City of Carlton is grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of these citizens, who are helping make our city safer, stronger, and healthier.
Amy DeCaigny spends many hours supporting Carlton School District activities and events. She has been on the Father/Daughter Ball planning committee for years as well as helping with events, planning and activities from pre-school through graduation. Amy is dedicated to improving this community.
Lilian and Gordan Davis have a long history of community service. Gordy was very active with the Carlton Fire Department including a stint as Fire Chief. Lillian spent many years working for the City and has been very active in her Church. This couple is committed to making Carlton a better community.
The Carlton Area Hockey Association and Four Seasons Recreation Area Mission is “To foster and promote all sports, to construct, maintain and aid facilities for recreational activities; for all people who wish to participate in the Carlton and surrounding area.”
The current members are Tory Cawcutt, Chad Vernon, Eric Gibson, Brett Peterson, Aaron Lehto, Dustin Carlson, Leola Rodd, Joe Broneak, Shawn Halli, Brent Bodie and Jennifer Axtell.
These board members have worked consistently to provide a place for children to participate in hockey and open skating. This facility is also used for other activities during the year. Many meetings and community events have been held at the Four Seasons Sports Complex over the years.
With Friends of Animals closed, Northland pets and their owners have an option if a pet goes missing. There is a Facebook page dedicated to returning pets to their owners. Log in to Face book and visit https://www.facebook.com/CloquetLostPets/
City Fee Schedules
Maximize the use of natural vegetation and establish smaller lawns. For portions of your lot where a lawn and landscaping are desired, ask your local nursery for tips about plants and grasses with low water demand. Consider planting more trees, shrubs, ground covers, and less grass. Shrubs and ground covers provide greenery for much of the year and usually demand less water. Use native plants in flower beds. Native plants have adapted to rainfall conditions in our and often provide good wildlife habitat. Cluster plants that require extra care together to minimize time and save water.
You can now choose to have your water/sewer bill automatically debited from your checking or savings account, please call the city office with any questions
2017 Drinking Water Report